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Healthy Vision with Dr. Val JonesWhile you can see a sunburn on the skin, short-term damage to the eyes from UV exposure may be hard to see. Over the long-term, the sun can cause harm to your eye, and to your vision. There are ways to protect your eyes from the sun, just as your protect your skin with sunscreen. Turn into Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones to hear tips for how you can protect your entire body from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Tune in here.

Tavis-277x180 (1)Listen to The Tavis Smiley Network (TSN) and stay up to date on what’s new in politics, entertainment, literature and more. This week Tavis spoke with Andrew Dice Clay, one of the stars of the new Woody Allen movie, “Blue Jasmine,” along with Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin.  And that’s not all, check here to see who else came to TSN last week.

Frank Fontana of The Down and DirtyOn Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, meet actor and woodworker Nick Offerman. He plays breakout character Ron Swanson on NBC‘s Parks and Recreation, but he’s also a long-time woodworker with his own company — the Offerman Woodshop. During the Craftsmanship segment, Frank welcomes Bean Products founder Chuck Blumenthal to the studio to talk about his environmentally sustainable and socially conscious small business specializing in bean bag chairs, pillows, and more! Tune in here.

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Healthy Vision with Dr. Val JonesThe July 4th holiday weekend is around the corner, with millions of Americans making plans to celebrate the country’s independence with outdoor fun, including barbeques, lawn games or a day at the beach. While you’re planning your weekend, make sure to plan for protecting the entire family from the sun. The same harmful rays that can harm your skin can also affect the health of your eyes. Learn more by tuning into Healthy Women™ with Dr. Val Jones. Tune in here.

Tavis-277x180 (1)Listen to the premiere of the Tavis Smiley Network’s new show, “Tavis Talks.”  Heralding Tavis’ return to LIVE, call-in radio, “Tavis Talks” will offer up-to-the-minute news and conversation with celebrities and thought leaders in politics, entertainment, business, tech, spirituality and cultural affairs. On his first episode, Tavis discusses the Supreme Court ruling on the Texas affirmative action case. Tune in here.

Frank Fontana of The Down and DirtyOn Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, meet returning guest Cara Carriveau, radio personality at Chicago’s Rewind 100.3, and host of the awesome Cara’s Basement podcast. She’s got stories from interviewing some legendary rockers, and is also quite the DIYer around her house and garden. During the Craftsmanship segment, hear from Arden Reed co-founder Carlos Solorio. He’s crossing the country with the Tailor Truck — the first mobile tailor truck equipped with a 3D scanner that will make you the best dressed man in the room.  You’ll also hear from Bleacher Report sportswriter Alex Bacon about the NHL Stanley Cup Finals. Tune in here.

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Healthy Vision with Dr. Val JonesThe same UV rays that harm your skin can also affect the health of your eyes and can be a factor in age-related changes to your vision. As you’re gearing up for Memorial Day Weekend, the “unofficial” kickoff to summer, learn from dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie and optometrist Dr. Stephen Cohen how to protect yourself and your family from harmful UV rays. Tune into Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones: UV Protection, here. Tune in here.

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On Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, interior designer and lifestyle expert Andrea Schroder. You may know her from the second season of Top Design on Bravo and/or as the wife of Ricky Schroder, but she’s also been busy acting and appearing on talk shows… as well as producing her own line of candles. During the Craftsmanship segment, hear about Spudnik Press Cooperative founder Angee Lennard, an expert in printmaking/screenprinting. Tune in here.

Women's Business Talk Radio NetworkJoin Host Tai Goodwin on Launch Talk on the Women’s Business Talk Radio Network devotes her latest show to the topic of “Turn Your Passion into a Profitable Business. Tai interviews Stephanie D. Johnson, the creative mind behind Bed Rest Concierge. After experiencing a difficult 26 weeks of bed rest and realizing there was a void in the marketplace, Stephanie put a plan into action and Bed Rest Concierge was born. Stephanie spends her days chasing a busy toddler – Harlow Grace and managing her ever-expanding business empire, from Plano, Texas.  Tune in here.

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Healthy Vision with Dr. Val JonesSpring can be a difficult time for the one in five individuals affected by seasonal eye allergies. Eye allergy symptoms include itchy, watery or red eyes and for many vision corrected individuals, allergies can keep them from enjoying daily activities, affect their appearance and impact their performance at work, school and in sports. Learn how to identify, treat and manage eye allergy symptoms from seasonal and indoor allergies on Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones. Listen now.

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On Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, meet Alison Victoria, host of Kitchen Crashers on the DIY Network. She’s based in Chicago and Las Vegas, surprising homeowners in both cities with extravagant kitchen redesigns in just a few short days. During the Craftsmanship segment, hear from Stan Munro, who recently was featured in a Mutual of Omaha television ad campaign. He’s the mastermind behind Toothpick World, a collection of more than 60 famous buildings from around the world — all built to the same 1:164 scale. Tune in here.

Women's Business Talk Radio NetworkJoin Host Katrina Sawa on The Jump Start Your Business Radio Show on the Women’s Business Talk Radio Network.  Katrina’s show is geared towards entrepreneurs who are ready to get serious about starting, growing or marketing their business to bring them to a 6 or 7 figure income. On this show, she interviews Bernadette Boas, known as a ‘ball of fire’ change agent, speaker, author, and radio host who inspires, motivates and equips women with the mindset, skills and talents they need to obtain success and prosperity. Tune in here.

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Healthy Vision with Dr. Val JonesWhen you think about foods and nutrients that are good for your eyes, many of them are the same things that are good for your heart, your bones, your kidneys, and for your overall health. However, no one food is going to give you all the nutrients you need. Tune into Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones to learn more about what foods and supplements play a role in your eye health. Listen now.

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On Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, meet motorcycle racing star Nicky Hayden — a kick-ass rider and fan favorite now in intense training for the first races of the season. He’s an anchor of the Ducati Team who just completed a decade in the MotoGP world championships. During our Craftsmanship segment, we’re calling up Skull Crush Helmets CEO Ralph Rodriguez Jr. to talk about their unique motorcycle helmets and accessories.Tune in here.

Women's Business Talk Radio NetworkJoin Vegan and The Living is Easy on the Women’s Business Talk Radio Network as they welcome author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau to talk about the vegan lifestyle from a health, environmental and ethical perspective.  She will share information about her 30-Day Vegan Challenge which gently and expertly guides someone on the Standard American diet to adopt vegan choices for a period of 30 days. Whether you are a vegan already or would like to incorporate healthier food choices in your diet, this interview will be of interest to you. Tune in here.

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Healthy Vision with Dr. Val JonesWhat do carrots and kale have in common? They are both amazing super foods that deliver nutrients for your health and have essential vitamins that can strengthen the health of your eyes. A new episode of Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones dives into the conversation around nutrition and its impact on vision and eye health, providing information on the foods we eat, nutritional supplements and how much to insert into daily diets. Listen now.

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On Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, meet multi-talented Beth Melewski, formerly of Cash Cab Chicago and now doing shows at Second City. Find out about what she’s got coming up next! During the Craftsmanship segment, we’ll be chatting with Matt Tullis from Audojo. He and his partner Mark Vinton currently have a Kickstarter campaign for their “iPad Case for Games” — a real analog joystick and trigger button system that transforms your iPad into the ultimate gaming machine. Tune in here.

Join Book Club Girl on the Authors on Air station as she welcomes award-winning bestselling author Jennifer Haigh to discuss her new book, News from Heaven. In News from Heaven, Jennifer Haigh—bestselling author of Faith and The Condition—returns to the territory of her acclaimed novel Baker Towers with a collection of short stories set in and around the fictionalized coal-mining town of Bakerton, Pennsylvania. Janet Maslin of the New York Times has called Haigh’s Bakerton stories “utterly, entrancingly alive on the page,” comparable to Richard Russo’s Empire Falls. Tune in here.

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Healthy Vision with Dr. Val JonesMany people think about food and vitamins for their waistline and the number on the scale, but have you thought about the effect of nutrition on your eye health? The latest edition of Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones examines the role food and vitamins play in vision at any age. Additionally, tune in to learn about vitamins and nutritional supplements – who may need them, when to take them, and how to choose the right ones for you. Listen now.

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On Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, meet comedian and former HGTV host Mike Siegel. He has a ton of stories to share, and can pull from his extensive experience as a host, actor, and touring stand-up act. He’ll be stopping by the studio to talk about his common past with Frank and more. During the Craftsmanship segment, check in with Four Winds president and creative director Matt Vriesema. He built a working ice rink in his backyard, and created an amazing time-lapse video of the entire process. Tune in here.

Join The Diva Style Coach at the Women’s Business Talk Radio Network to get some ideas on how to use accessories to express your individuality. Find out why she thinks accessories are the spice of fashion and where the trend started. Tune in here.

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Healthy Vision with Dr. Val JonesOne in three drivers says they have difficulty driving in the dark. Even with 20/20 vision, your ability to see lessens at night. Tune into a special rebroadcast of Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones: Driving in the Dark to hear from two experts on the importance of taking proper care of your eyes and car. Optometrist Dr. Cristina Schinder speaks to what happens to your eyes in the dark and National Safety Council Vice President John Ulczycki shares tips for adults and teens to be safer nighttime drivers. Tune in now.

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On Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, meet comedian Michael Palascak, no stranger to late-night, with a Comedy Central special and veteran of the college circuit. During our Craftsmanship segment, hear a chat with The Family Handyman editor-in-chief Ken Collier about their list of “10 Handy Holiday Decorating Tips” for around your home. Frank will welcome Lindsay Roberts of The Gift Insider to the studio to run though some great holiday gift ideas during the Christmas and Hanukkah seasons, and hear a Craftsman Memories story from Terrie Swanson. Tune in here.

Join Host Tai Goodwin at the Women’s Business Talk Radio Network to learn about using your intuition to create multiple streams of wealth. In this Launch Talk conversation, guest Darlene Pitts shares how to use your intuition to achieve success with new and existing businesses. Darlene Pitts is an Intuition Consultant, Speaker & Author of Let’s Talk Intuition and Discover Your Intuition. She teaches intuition development courses and uses her intuition in consulting with individuals, businesses, and law enforcement. She is also an Inspirational Photographer, a Graphic Designer, and a Senior Information Security Analyst for a global corporation. Tune in here.